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Dom Holdaway and Trentin Filippo, eds. Rome: Postmodern Narratives of a Cityscape. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2013 [Book Review]
journal contributionposted on 2017-05-23, 00:14 authored by Michela Barisonzi
This collection of essays establishes multiple new perspectives for the possible interpretation of Rome and its landscape. Common to all its contributions is an effort to surpass the traditional image of the city as an open-air museum, a symbol of a lost grandeur confined in a nostalgic admiration of past achievement. Rome is investigated here from a postmodern vantage point, which sparks a stimulating debate and affirms Rome’s status as a modern and even postmodern city.